During this conversation, Jenn and I talk with teacher and author Jessica Lahey about her 2016 book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So their Children Can Succeed. This is a wide-ranging discussion where we talk about so many topics like motivation and executive functioning, the critical time that is middle school, implications for teacher training, what school administrators can do to change mindsets about failure, the power of school culture, and so much more.
The best way to find Jess is to start at her website: http://www.jessicalahey.com/. You can reach Jenn at her website for The Main Idea (www.themainidea.net). I’m a happy subscriber of The Main Idea and a big fan of Jenn’s work. She’s offered to send listeners of this episode a free summary of The Gift of Failure if you send her an email at J.David-Lang@TheMainIdea.net. It’s definitely worth the time. Enjoy this interview with Jess Lahey and Jenn David-Lang.
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